10/02/2012 02:58 pm ET

Cohabitation: Why I Would Never Live With A Significant Other

Thus far in my adult life, I’ve had several very serious relationships. I’ve moved across the country for some, contemplated moving across the country for others, and have altered more than one life plan because it seemed like the right thing to do at the moment. I’ve had drawers full of my belongings at boyfriends’ homes. I’ve cooked dinner and done laundry with them, neither of which ever felt like chores. Playing house is fun, and I’ve been in love more than once to consider making it permanent.